13 Out-of-the-Ordinary Hotels You Need to See to Believe
Montaña Magica Lodge, Chile
A volcano shaped building spewing water out of its top, the Montaña Magica Lodge is something that has to be seen to be believed. And then has to be slept inside of to be properly experienced.
A rickety wooden drawbridge is the only way to access the rooms. From within any of the nine rooms, guests can look out the windows, past the cascading water, to the lush forest and wildlife that surrounds the hotel.
The odd toucan flitting past makes staying there truly special.
Photo Credit: Seadventures Dive
Seadventures Rig Resort, Malaysia
It may not be the most visually appealing hotel in the world, but this repurposed oil rig is by far one of the most original. A novel alternative to a dive resort, the premise of Seadventures is simple: connect divers to the ocean as easily and conveniently as possible.
An elevator transports guests directly from the rig down to the reef underneath, which just so happens to be part of the superb Coral Triangle, a marine wonderland teeming with all sorts of sea life.
Photo Credit: Treehotel
Swedes seem to have a propensity for the bizarre. Suspended in a pine forest somewhere in Sweden is a UFO, a Mirrorcube, a surprisingly lifelike Bird’s Nest, and a Tree Sauna.
These aren’t peculiar art installations however; they are all unique “treerooms,” housing guests who appreciate a mixture of natural and contemporary (but still slightly crazy) design.